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answer Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words162.5 67 171.5 97 72.2 67.1 198.7 286.4
Number of occurrences246149 33 2 3 17 42
Number of authors37 11 2 3 7 7

Occurrences of answer in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
s she waited on her faither's answer. She kent whit the answer wid on page 9
Precious kent the answer. 'Ye could tak some o the sto on page 16
think for a whilie afore they answer. And aften they get it wrang. on page 45

4 matches

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
The answer on page 37

4 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
e wrong. Ah feel like Leith's answer tae Dr Dolittle at the minute on page 21
turned oot tae be Scotland's answer tae George R.R. Martin. on page 22
lt her ah wisnae sure how tae answer the question. on page 29
nce. Sure as shite tae. As ah answer the door ah'm faced wae the s on page 63
key. What took you so long to answer the door?" on page 83
Also on pages 89, 144, 154, 156, 172, 175, 181
14 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
se it. And aw o a sudden, the answer whaps me. Ah'm tellin ye, ah on page 18
tilda didnae trust hersel tae answer him so she kept silent. She c on page 22
'Look at yer answer, Daddy,' Matilda said, safili on page 48
the world could get the richt answer jist like that, especially a on page 49
seem tae be able tae get the answer richt awa. Tak thon sum ye've on page 68
Also on pages 73, 82, 128, 188, 201, 211, 212, 221
18 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
led throwe fae the kitchen te answer't. on page 52

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Thirs nae easy answer when shiz on page 77

1 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
, dae yae see, es shae cudnae answer ither question, it didnae met on page 10
k-ah-doags?" The Moose didnae answer, sae Alice went on: "Thur's a on page 23
oot this yin afore hae cud - answer, an stud fur a lang while wi on page 27
ak it onie mair clear," Alice answer, wile polite, "fur A cannae u on page 43
d. But at onie rate hae micht answer questions. - Hoo am A gan ta on page 57
Also on pages 68, 70, 74, 102, 111
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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
wis awright. Ma da said, The answer's naw ah'm tellin yi an that' on page 13
eet didnae get the chance tae answer though cause Charlene jamp in on page 25
one tae read an questions tae answer - an ah didnae know how ah w on page 32
es Bryan Allan an Allan Bryan answer fur each other jist tae confu on page 46
t them tae open it. He didnae answer me. Ah said, Haha zis your id on page 63
Also on pages 76, 77, 78, 134, 149, 156
14 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
ull hae tha Heich Cooncil tae answer tae. An oniebodie that says, on page 5
Reckonin men wull hae tae mak answer fer iverie careless wurd the' on page 9
Mary's answer wus, on page 70
Jesus gien tha answer, on page 78
e hïm: "Ay, that's tha richt answer. Dae thïs an ye'll leeve." on page 88
Also on pages 91, 92, 94, 95, 103, 104, 105, 108
14 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
a meenit, it looked like the answer tae awthin. But it wisnae. Wh on page 28
'There wis nae answer. on page 131
Tae answer this, we will just say, on page 158

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Whase enigmatic answer underscores, on page 21
tae answer tae the bit an expec him tae on page 107

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Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
in ye caa him a feel, ye maun answer for it i the fires o hell. on page 12
iss ginneration will hae tae answer for e bleed o aa e prophits s on page 101
ae haul it oot." They hid nae answer tae att een. on page 105
sht an were dumfoonert b; his answer. on page 114
speir onythin o you, ye winna answer, nor lat ma go. Efter iss, e on page 118

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Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
Geordie thocht he'd better no answer this yin. He foond a lang wid on page 32
Nae answer. on page 42
"Then yon's the answer!' on page 84
skirled Mr Kranky. 'Yon's the answer! Hoo muckle did ye pit in?' on page 88

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Williamson, Christie Truth, (Shetland For Wirds 2010) Shetland, poetry
Da answer phone’s caald
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit A gang-roond oor Sun Grid, (Scots Language Centre 2020) Lallans, blog
is the Muckle Rid Plouk? The answer is – a storm. A storm that
1 matches

Niven, Liz Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern, poetry
wi a luik thit expects nae answer
1 matches

Shepherd, Robbie Harknin tae the braw souns, (John Benjamin 2000) Doric, newspaper
Healthy bit chaip maun be the answer bi the ongaun discussions as
1 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
matic road forrit is the best answer tae the problems pointit
the brawest answer tae the problems pointit oot.
2 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
Ye'll jalouze the answer is that a smaa nummer o wirds
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Shudder at the Niffer, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans, prose
no like the spellin "bi"? The answer is that ane o the few richt s
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
The answer is gey simple. I did my best,
mooth, but coudna think on an answer. Sae the wee prince ganged aw
But he didna answer nane. He jist said tae me:
prince flusht mair. He didna answer speirins nane; but whan a bod
l, spite o my fears. He didna answer my speirin, but he added:
7 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
In answer tae a question speirt bi the
anent Scots, wantin for onie answer at aw an didna e'en pit forri
2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
wis awright. Ma da said, The answer’s naw ah’m tellin yi an t
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
e meenister gied oot the orra answer but maistlins she screivit aw
she cuid git a mair detailed answer tae rax on tae the group efte
being ane supplicatioune..In answer to the questiones proponed to
3 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
car, fit div you think? "The answer he got wisnae affa gweed" Na
Noo Teenie didnae answer the door, so Jonsar opened th
an his answer surprised Jonsar Eck entirely
same answer as I aye dee. I'll be ere at
he snarled. Afore Jonsar cood answer
6 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
year." I didnae even answer her, I jist let oot a muckle
answer, far the heck wis the bloomin
ae phone bit I couldnae get a answer." Yon wifie stood there an
bit couldnae get naebody tae answer the door.
wisnae a answer. This pleased Jonsar Eck nae
5 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
eldom opened his mou, bit wid answer ye wi a nod or a grunt or a n
'Winna', cam her answer.
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
s mither, Jenny, supplied the answer. They hid pit their harns the
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
n anither Soor Ploom an didna answer.
1 matches

Warwick, Matthew Tha Feardie Geng hae tae bide at hame, (Sensory Attachment Centre 2020) Ulster - Ballymena, weans
tae worry their heids - tha answer’s wile aisy.
1 matches

Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
oor answer is simple Banzai! Crucifixion
1 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Callin back, nae answer, Ah thocht
1 matches

Ross, Derek Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Beyont an answer,
1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
- Tha answer lies in Darkley.
- Tha answer lies in Darkley.
in hoarnit beese Ma prayer an answer sen.
3 matches

Clark, Sara Scot Free -The Psychic Cost O Uisin Scots, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
e hou it maks ME feel, an the answer is pure dead bilin. An the ma
1 matches

Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
ws? It's a haird questions to answer, is it no? It's a question th
at e'en nou, is difficult tae answer wioot emotion - whether ye v
ote", but "Whit for?". An the answer we'll maist likely get will b
3 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
Nou, ae answer tae the quaistion o hou on th
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
richt, seein as she couldnae answer either queestion, eet didnae
d oo dugs?” Th Moose didnae answer, sae Ahlice went oan ful o be
is queestion th Dodo could no answer withoot a lot o thocht, an ee
eid. But at ony rate ei micht answer queestions.—How am Ah tae g
t ee hink ee can finnd oot th answer tae eet?” said th Mairch Ha
9 matches

Smith, Jamie William Playfair: faither o data visualisation, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
t had taken place. I found it answer[ed] the purpose beyond my exp
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Deid huddies an the Moray Eel, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
Scotland. Mair bluster an nae answer.
1 matches

Letford, William Bevel, (Carcanet 2012 ISBN: 978 1 84777 192 6) Lallans, poetry
bit that wiz his answer fur ivrythin
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
last few ooirs, it needs nae answer. We dae as he asks an he stoa
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
This disnae really require an answer. The chance tae go six points
er question that requires nae answer.
ma Ma sais afore anybody kin answer. No that it wid matter; she
3 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ah sais, but there’s nae answer. ‘Whit yous cunts playin at
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Clyde Built, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
g lassies. ‘Ah’m gaun tae answer it.’ ah sais, an make fur t
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
There’s still nae answer. Ah’ve been chappin the doo
There’s still nae answer so ah take a walk roon the ba
meanour an the hesitation tae answer, that there’s mare tae it t
3 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ah sais, but there’s nae answer.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, no botherin tae wait fur an answer.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
a few times but there’s nae answer so ah grab a haun fae ay stan
1 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
t wee Alexa always gies me an answer.
izon. Big Boris hus a sin tae answer fur. Shut the borders. That
2 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
es turnin ried. There’s nae answer. Ah bang it again. And again.
hotoies are almost always the answer.
There’s nae answer. This bugger isnae shiftin an
3 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
s or pages ye dinnae need tae answer; onie mairks or lines micht b
Mine tae answer tha Lander speirins oan tha b
es onlie landers steyin here) answer speirins H7 til H10 oan page
en tha bak page (page 32) tae answer tha Lander speirins.
a nicht oan 21 Mairch 20an21, answer speirins H7 tae H10 oan page
8 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - Da Odyssey (1-75), (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, poetry
hui; an clood-hentin Zeus gae answer:
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 176, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Bit ye ken thit the answer hidden inside,
1 matches

Vettese, Raymond Lallans 59 - Raymond Vettese : nineteen poems, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Montrose, poetry
Nae answer til that,
1 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Furst Time, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
” A asks. Bit afore Key can answer, we hears a car in the drive.
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
y hae nae wey for her tae mak answer sae thay dinna spier, an juis
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
burned oot first that wiz the answer.
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
atty’ because it seemed tae answer tae that. Eventually ‘Catty
apped on the door but got nae answer, the constable peered in the
2 matches

McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Colin Roy spurred forward tae answer the lad. A could hear they wi
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
A hudnae an answer furrum. A tried tae talk an'
1 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
e door, Faither or Mither wid answer and their wid be Agnes , wi a
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Lion Rampant, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
wis up tae. No much, wis the answer tae that particular question.
1 matches

Geraghty, Martin A Bad Sport, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘Taxi,’ a answer.
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
try it.” This was no’ the answer she waanted. “A’m goin’
hat they get a rather harsher answer than they expected!
2 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
A Caius man, lisped the answer,
dy Newton’s goat a loat tae answer fir!) won! Marion slowly keel
2 matches

McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
A didni’ expect the first answer which wis “Hampden!”
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Stones That Turned, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
bonny servant deemy that wid answer the back door o the big hoose
1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit The Embra Greement, (Scots Language Centre 2012) Lallans, government
answer tae the report, giein its ope
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Review: Saltire: Invasioun, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
vadit by Rome thae Guairdians answer the caw tae airms tae protect
1 matches

Macdonald, Ileene Fit’s it aa aboot?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
Ae question, ae answer – an that wis supposed tae
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
en surely there is no case to answer in Scotland. It should also b
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
rk o history. Giein the final answer oot loud made his een watter.
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Till Houletgless an the Soond o Money, (The Scores 2018) Lallans, prose
n for Till, an ayeweys hid an answer for iverythin.
this, but he couldnae see ony answer tae it, so he nodded an seeth
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
The Scots Executive's raicent answer tae a speirin frae the Europe
or the Scottish Executive tae answer an, wi the Scots language bei
ither thair ceevil servants', answer tae cover for baith Scots an
3 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
isnae fit ye think! Find the answer at http://t.co/EJWIayKdT4 – (2014)
ur ye - ma loon ah hiv quick answer - ?!@* aff!(2017)

@FaeFoggie tweeted in Doric

@Franwella tweeted in Doric

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric

@DaibhidhABEB tweeted in Lallans
question that he kin actually answer/lie aboot. Of coorse, there W(2021)

@ionafyfe tweeted in Lallans

@jax6754 tweeted in Lallans

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney

@billykayscot tweeted in Lallans

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans
If she refuses tae answer the questions, Ah cin anely c(2020)
a puzzle. But noo we hae oor answer. An wha cin blame her?(2020)

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans
80_mcswan Jings o michty. The answer is shairly NAW(2020)

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
@blair1986 al answer that later m8 cos half the ga (2020) twitter link
@Bonnyton1912 answer that one bonnyton? or would u (2020) twitter link
th needin time to think of ur answer m8 - cos am right lol (2020) twitter link
@EdinburghLive_ easy answer to this - if they can do it (2020) twitter link
lan @EdinburghLive_ they wont answer - just like the edinburgh ev (2020) twitter link
and 5 other matches.

@LairnScots tweeted in Lallans
umshie? RT and comment wi yer answer! https://t.co/QiEFWKkz9q(2018)

@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland

@cammyrudkin tweeted in Southern

@jamie_ginger tweeted in Southern

@the_gellick tweeted in Ulster

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